Erik is a senior software engineer at Timescale, focusing on both the core database and infrastructure services. Before joining Timescale, he worked at Spotify on their backend service infrastructure. Erik earned his MSc and PhD from Uppsala in Sweden, then worked as a postdoc and research scientist at Princeton. In his (post)doctoral work, he largely focused on networking and distributed systems, including a new end-host network stack for service-centric networking.
Today, digital products and companies are not just changing the way we live our lives, but also playing an increasingly influential role in public policy and governance. We have reached a point where consumer goods produced by technology industries are beginning to reshape what it means to be Human.
This year, we are going to explore advances in biohacking and transhumanism and their implications for humankind. Will they be to our benefit, further enhancing quality of life? How mindful should we be of the potential social and ethical pitfalls whilst we transform?